Canadian locations remain unconfirmed amid continued COVID restrictions.
CHICAGO, IL – May 6, 2021: After delaying the start of the 2021 CDC Tour due to varying public health-related restrictions on in-person gatherings, Championship Darts Corporation is excited to release details on its Untied States-based events for 2021.
The US-portion of the CDC Tour and the Road to the Ally Pally will commence the weekend of July 9 – 11 at the Tampa Westshore Marriott in Tampa, Florida with three main Tour events: one each on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. In addition to featuring CDC’s slate of Tour Card holders, 2021 will also see a return of the on-the-day qualifier system for non-Tour Card holders to compete for 16 available slots in each main event. The CDC Junior and Evolution Tours for youth will also return to play for the first time since 2019 on the weekend as players begin to eye available berths in the Junior Darts Corporation (JDC) World Cup and World Championship.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania will once again play host to a Tour Weekend, with the last three US events taking place at the familiar setting of the Columbia Social Club on the weekend of September 17 – 19. At the conclusion of this weekend and based on performance overall six US events, one US player will book their place on darts’ biggest stage: the William Hill World Darts Championship at the Alexandra Palace, London.
In addition to the Main Tour, Championship Darts Corporation also announces two special non-ranking events as the CDC Matchplay will return to the Millennium Maxwell House Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee on July 23 in conjunction with the Music City Classic. Additionally, the CDC Shootout double-in event will also be contested for the first time since 2016 on September 3 in the Washington DC area in conjunction with the Washington Area Open. These special events will be open to both CDC Tour Card holders and the general public, subject to entry limits.
CDC also encourages players and fans alike to save the date of November 20th for the likely return of the Continental Cup in New York City. Full details and ticket information for fans will be released later in the year.
Finally, due to the continued state of lockdown in Canada and the US/Canada border remaining shut to nonessential travel as of this writing, we are unable to confirm Canadian event dates and venues at this time. The weekends of August 13 – 15 and October 22 – 24 are still reserved on the calendar and we hope to have more clarity by June 1st. CDC is currently proceeding under the intention that the US events will be open to all CDC Tour Card holders regardless of residency. However, should there be no plan announced for the reopening of the border by June 1st, we will be forced to restrict all 2021 events to players residing in the country in which they are staged. Information on additional youth events will also be released in the coming weeks.
Tour Card Holder registration information for Tampa will be sent within the next week to the email address on file with the company. Qualifier registration will be available on champdarts.com within in the same timeframe.
CDC 2021 US Dates
July 9 – 11: Events #1 – #3 / Tampa, FL
September 17 – 19: Events #4 – #6 / Philadelphia, PA
July 23: CDC Matchplay (non-ranking event) / Nashville, TN
September 3: CDC Shootout (non-ranking event) / Sterling, VA
November 20: CDC Continental Cup (players by invitation only – ticketed spectator event) / New York, NY